Nancy Brinker established Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in memory of her sister who died of breast cancer. Today, Komen is the global leader of the breast cancer movement investing hundreds of millions of dollars each year for research, education, screening and treatment and encouraging governments everywhere to make cancer a top priority.
In 1992, the Denver Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded to carry out Komen’s mission - to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Komen Denver serves 70% of Colorado’s population in a 19-county service area.
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Seventy-five percent of the Affiliate’s net proceeds stay in Colorado for breast cancer screening, diagnostics, treatment and education. Komen Denver has invested more than $32 million in Colorado nonprofits that provide breast health and breast cancer services to the medically underserved since 1992.The remaining 25% funds breast cancer research. Since the Affiliate’s inception, almost $13 million has been raised for breast cancer research. Click here for a list of our grantees.
For fiscal year 2012, Komen Denver was recognized as the 3rd highest revenue generating Affiliate out of the 120 Affiliates nationwide.
Komen Denver Affiliate’s signature fundraising event, the Komen Denver Race for the Cure® has more than 40,000 participants and is one of the largest Race for the Cures in the world. In addition, the Affiliate hosts the Pink Tie Affair each fall bringing together more than 900 supporters of the Affiliate. Only through the generosity of our donors are we able to support the growing needs of our community.
ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures
Stewardship - to be accountable for our performance, individually and collectively
Honesty – to foster a community of trust and integrity
Openness - to seek out new ideas and new ways of thinking
Passion - to demonstrate personal commitment to our promise
Empowerment - to entrust others and hold ourselves accountable